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How is InsurTech Impacting the Insurance Industry?

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Produced on December 16, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Insurance Science & Technology

Course Description

Insurtech, loosely defined as an industry that combines technology with insurance, has rapidly grown since its leapfrog inception in 2015.  By the end of Q3 2019, investments in Insurtech companies have exceeded $4 billion, already surpassing 2018’s full-year total. With startups like Lemonade and Root (homeowners and auto insurance, respectively), the impact of these investments on the legacy insurance market can hardly be understated. According to a recent PWC study, 74% of respondents see FinTech (Financial Technical Services) as a challenge to the existence of their industry, yet only 14% are actively participating in ventures and/or incubator programs.

This lecture, presented by Lemonade Founding Member and 37-year insurance veteran Ty Sagalow, explores how Insurtech is changing the concept of insurance. The session will focus on the key attributes of Insurtech, its various forms and business models, and how those models might be used or incorporated by legacy insurance carriers. The lecture will also explore how current players like Lemonade might threaten current insurance players and options to buy/build/partner with Insurtech companies in the future.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define Insurtech

  2. Explore the scope of the Insurtech industry

  3. Examine the problems that were inherent in the traditional insurance market and how  Insurtech is trying to help solve them

  4. Identify what distinguishes companies like Lemonade and Root from others

  5. Discuss what the future of insurance looks like in a post Insurtech world

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Ty R. Sagalow

Innovation Insurance Group

Ty R. Sagalow is President of Innovation Insurance Group, LLC. Mr. Sagalow is a 30-year veteran of the insurance industry, having held senior executive positions in underwriting, legal, and product development for major insurance companies. 

Mr. Sagalow is an expert in new product development in a range of insurance product lines, particularly cyber-insurance, directors & officers liability insurance, professional liability insurance, employment practices liability insurance, and reputation insurance. Additionally, with his unique background combining management and professional liability legal, underwriting, and policy drafting, Mr. Sagalow is one of the industry’s most sought-after experts in D&O/E&O coverage disputes.

Mr. Sagalow spent 25 years as a senior executive with AIG. His major positions included ten years as Chief Underwriting Officer and General Counsel for AIG Executive Liability (f/k/a National Union). National Union is the largest provider of management and professional liability insurance in the United States. From 2000 to 2005, he was Chief Operating Officer of AIG eBusiness Risk Solutions, a large provider of security and privacy insurance. From 2005 to 2009, he headed up new product development at AIG General Insurance as President of Product Development before moving to Zurich North America as Chief Innovation Officer. In April 2011, he departed Zurich to create Innovation Insurance Group. 

Products Mr. Sagalow has created have produced hundreds of millions of dollars of gross premium and include Y2k Insurance, (Entity Cover) Directors and Officers Insurance, Cyber Insurance, Reputation Insurance, and Intellectual Property Collateral Insurance.

Mr. Sagalow is a frequent author and speaker. His works include @Risk: Internet and E-Commerce Insurance and Reinsurance Legal Issues and Directors & Officers Insurance Handbook.

Mr. Sagalow has appeared on CNBC, WPIX-TV, PBS and Bloomberg Radio, and he has spoken before various tech, legal and insurance forums on issues including the White House, Department of Homeland Security, and Congress.

He is also the host of the series “Innovations in Insurance with Ty Sagalow,” produced by World Risk and Insurance News.

Mr. Sagalow has been interviewed on the topic of innovation by many organizations, including Harvard Business Review and Business Insurance.

He is a summa cum laude graduate of Long Island University, a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, and he earned the LLM from New York University School of Law.


Janine F.

Excellent program

Adam P.

Very effective and engaging presentation

Bobbi A.

Great program

Molly P.

Well-informed and experienced presenter. I really enjoyed listening.

Travis C.

This was a great course for those working in insurance. I’d highly recommended it for all insurance professionals.

Reese S.

Great presenter.

Chantal J.

Good presentation. Good insights.

jason b.

Good course

Elisa V.

Interesting topic. Knew nothing before.

Paul M.


Joseph H.

This was a great CLE! Informative and entertaining. I really learned a lot about a field I was unfamiliar with.

Gregory P.


Carol D.

Very pleasantly surprised by this course! I thought it would be dry, but it was incredibly interesting. Wonderful presenter.

Curtis S.

Realy Really Really Good!

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